Sunday, May 31, 2009

Google builds translation engine for Arabish language (Sh5bar)

Salam 3lekom
Sh5barkom enshalla 6ayben?
Atamna lekom kel altwfee8 ya 8ra2y al23zaa2.

You will not get a single word if you are not familiar with Arabish language. (Not Arabic)

In the early start of the computers, Arabic wasn't supported in the internet chats and room. So the middle east guys invented this new language that mutate Arabic letters but in English.

The numbers stands for Arabic letters.

Now that isn't official, but a lot of people still use it (including me).


Why I am writing about it now?

Well, it seems Google never gets tired, they've developed an API to translate Arabish to pure Arabic!

I've pulled an example out to my website here it is.

http://geshout.com/3rby.html

Google just fires at well!

6 comments:

  1. Mohamad Al JabbanMay 31, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Dear Hussein,
    A lebanese guy has done that 2 years ago.
    www.yamli.com
    Google must be sued :)

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  2. @Jabban
    Great work, lebanese are really working hard,

    But didn't you notice that its Powered by Google :p

    Maybe google bought it from him.. or maybe he is working on google!

    Thanks for the great site Jabbani

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  3. He has an API too!
    what a great programmer!

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  4. "Well, it seems Google never gets tired, they've developed an API to translate Arabish to pure Arabic!"

    That's something to congratulate Google for. They just made international conversation easier. They really do try hard to deliver useful services.

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  5. Seems there is some controversy over Yamli vs Google ...

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/10/24/do-no-evil-google-uses-shady-ad-tactics-to-edge-out-competitor/

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  6. @Anonymous
    Yeah!

    Something is cooking

    I am so pround of the Yamli developer..

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